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Nature in Art
Wallsworth Hall, A38, Twigworth, Gloucester GL2 9PA

01452 731422


About Nature in Art

Nature in Art is unique – it is the world’s only museum dedicated to all kinds of art inspired by nature.

At Nature in Art you will find a truly diverse range of world-class art: displays embrace two and three-dimensional work in all mediums and styles ranging from Picasso to Shepherd; spanning 1500 years, the collection contains work by 600 artists from over 50 countries.

So typically, in addition to a temporary exhibition, you will see watercolour landscapes, contemporary glass, the Flemish masters, modern abstract interpretations, bronze sculpture and even some exotic oriental treasures. With all this variety you are sure to find something appealing that will linger in your memory. You are likely to make some discoveries too!

Meet an artist at work at Nature in Art

Artists from across the world work at the museum during all opening hours between February and November. You may encounter painting, woodcarving, ceramic sculpting, printing, glass-working, textile art, mixed-media work or even another art form. Feel free to talk with the artist whilst they demonstrate their skills.

Explore Nature in Art

With sculptures you can touch, various activities like brass-rubbing and an outdoor play area, we make sure that children aren’t left out. There’s also a tranquil sculpture garden to explore and, overlooking the garden, you’ll find a coffee shop where you can enjoy light meals and home-made cakes. We also provide free parking and a friendly welcome in our gift shop!

The museum offers a variety of short art courses and other events throughout the year, as well as children’s activity sessions during the summer holidays. Please ask for further details.

Nature in Art Opening Times

Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 5pm and Bank Holiday Mondays
Closed December 24 - 26 and Mondays

Situated two miles north of Gloucester on the A38 at Twigworth.

Exhibitions at Nature in Art in 2017 -

(see website event listings for further details) 

17 January  – 12 March: Wildlife Photographer of the Year

All the winners in the latest and the world’s most prestigious wildlife photography competition from London’s Natural History Museum.

7 - 19 March:  Gloucestershire Society for Botanical Illustration
Illustrating the world’s flora for scientific purposes continues to be the preoccupation of many artists, and many fine examples in pencil, ink and watercolour are included in this exhibition.

14 March  –  9 April: A Passion for Butterflies
Ian Loe has spent over 50 years observing and illustrating butterflies. This exhibition of paintings aims to highlight their fragile beauty.

11 - 23 April: Reflecting Nature
A fascinating display of digital artwork by Mark Ware that brings together art and science to explore how we respond to natural and built environments.

11 April - 14 May: The Arborealists
A celebration of trees, with work almost exclusively by members of The Arborealists, a group of 43 artists with a national profile, from Wales to East Anglia and Sussex to Cornwall, of diverse art practice, philosophy, scale, medium, style and technique, who share the rich and versatile subject of the tree.

23 May - 11 June: Breath of Fire
A unique selection of ceramics by a world renowned maker, Jill Fanshawe Kato.

27 May   – 4 June:  Wildlife Art Society International
The Wildlife Art Society International annual selling exhibition of wildlife art.

20 June - 16 July: L3 Lichens, Landscape and Literature

Liz Brooke Ward is a contemporary stitched textile artist whose work is informed by the natural world.

18 July - 3 September: Wildlife Treasures
A rare opportunity to see a selection of original paintings and sculptures by members of The Society of Animal Artists (SAA).

22 August - 10 September: Goldwork Guild
This display presents a selection of nature inspired works using one of the oldest embroidery techniques – employing metal threads to create articles of beauty and sumptuousness.

5 September - 1 October: Encountering Beauty 

Meg Stevens died in 2012 and had had a long association with Nature in Art. She spent much of her life painting out of doors producing paintings that seem to be filled with the breath of fresh air. This retrospective is largely made up of work from the family’s collection. Some items will be for sale.

3 - 15 October: Natural Selection
Gordano Textile Artists return once more with a fresh and vibrant exhibition of textile art based on the natural world with many pieces taking a theme from the objects selected for the popular CROWD exhibition last year.

10 October - 5 November Communicating Delight
In 2016 Nature in Art was given custody of an archive of work by one of the 20th century’s most influential nature artists, the renowned Eric Ennion (1900-1981). See never previously displayed works from this archive, in the company of other paintings loaned from private and public collections.

7 November - 7 January 2018: 2017 British Wildlife Photography Awards
The first post-launch display of all the winning images from this renowned competition focusing on British fauna and flora.

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